Prayer of Warfare for Bedtime and to Help with Sleep

Father, I ask you, in the name of Jesus Christ, to hold back the forces of Satan and his kingdom while I sleep.

Satan, you and any evil spirit in your kingdom that could be in or around our properties, I bind you and drive you out in the name of Jesus.

I cover my mind, brain and memories, my conscious, unconscious and subconscious, with the blood of Jesus. I bind up any spirits of terror, fear, nightmares, or torment with the blood of Jesus.

I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. Shew thy marvellous loving kindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings. (Psalms 17:6-8).


Alternative or additional prayer

Thank you Lord that you have brought me into Your family and have blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.  Thank You for this time of renewal and refreshment through sleep.  I accept it as one of Your blessings for Your children, and I trust You to guard my mind and my body during sleep.

As I have thought about You and Your truth during the day, I choose to let those good thoughts continue in my mind while I am asleep.  I commit myself to You for your protection against every attempt of Satan and his demons to attack me during sleep.

Please guard my mind from nightmares.  I renounce all fear and cast every anxiety upon You, Lord.  I commit myself to You as my rock, my fortress, and my strong tower.  May Your peace be upon this place of rest now.  In the strong name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray.


Alternative or additional prayer

My Dear Lord Jesus, I come to you now to be restored in you, to be renewed in you, to receive your love and life, to take refuge in you.  I honour you as my sovereign, and I surrender every aspect of my life totally and completely to you. I give you my body, soul and spirit, my heart, mind and will.  I cover myself with your blood, and I ask your Holy Spirit to restore my union with you, renew me in you, and lead me in this time of prayer.  [Sometimes I add ‘my imagination’ or ‘my sexuality’ if I sense consecration is needed there.  And if we have children, we can consecrate our children as well.]

I bring the kingdom of God and the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ over my home, my bedroom, my sleeping – all through the hours of this night and the new day.  I bring the full work of the Lord Jesus Christ through my home tonight – the atmosphere in every room, over every object and furnishing, all media, throughout the ceilings, walls and floors, and all places in them, from the land beneath to the roof above and to the borders of my domain.

And in the authority of Jesus Christ I bring the full work of Jesus between me and all people now – their spirits, souls, and bodies, their sin and warfare.  [I name those people now.]  I command the judgment of the Lord Jesus Christ on every foul power and black art.  I bring the cross and the blood of Christ.  I bring his resurrection and life, his authority and rule and dominion against every hex, vex and incantation.  Against every spell, all rituals and all ritual devices, all satanic rituals and satanic ritual devices.  Against every vow, dedication, and sacrifice.  Against every word, every judgment, and every curse.  I send it all to the abyss in the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and in his name.

I now bring the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and the fullness of his work against Satan and his kingdom.  I bring the cross, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ against every foul and unclean spirit – every ruler, power, authority, and spiritual force of wickedness (Ephesians 6:12).

I take authority over all foul and unclean spirits and command them to be bound and sent from my home and from my household [remember ‘bind the strong man’], to where Jesus sends them, together with all their underlings, backups, and replacements, in the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and in his name.

I announce the kingdom of God over my home and my house this night.  I summon the angels of the Lord Jesus Christ and ask them to build a shield of protection around me and my home (Hebrews 1:14).  I ask your Spirit to fill my home with your presence and to go forth and raise up prayer and intercession for me this night.  All this I pray in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to his glory.


From “Walking with God” by John Eldredge

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50 Responses to Prayer of Warfare for Bedtime and to Help with Sleep

  1. catherine Motene says:

    Thanks for prayers. Please pray with me for addiction of soil eating and snuff. Pastors have prayed for me but nothing happened.

    • There is so much help available to deal with what is causing this problem and any others that people have no matter how bizarre or disconcerting they may seem, but whatever you try you may find it may not work immediately, and you have to try different things for a while until you find something that works. Renunciation prayeres as found on this blog and checking your home, garage, office, garden and transport to make sure you don’t have any cursed objects in your possession is a good start and a list can be found on this site. Please look in Prayers for Release for renunciation prayers.

    • PsychDr says:

      This is called Pica and in addition to prayer please make use of other of God given tools in mental health providers. Prayer is powerful and important. The Lord also expects us to do our part in seeking out those whose gifts are in helping heal mental illness.

    • victoria says:

      Have you heard about Edey work ministry in Nigeria..God is REALLY working there. If you come there your problems will turn to be a testimony. if you can come to Nigeria and see Rev. fr. Magus Ebere SDV… then you will see God setting you free. remember don’t give any money to any human being in order to see he.. it is 100% free. God grace and healing is free

  2. Rain says:

    I would like to thank you for this powerful prayer. I have been tormented this past few weeks and I dont know what to do, I’m so blessed that My friends advised me to mention the Blood Of Jesus Christ however I didn’t know how to do it.. I truly thank you for the prayer, now I am sure that our Lord Jesus Christ and His angels will protect me and my family everyday of our lives. thank u

  3. Dominador Versoza says:

    Please pray for me against the curse of the demon around my house in the neighbors that cursing ume to think weird send this demon back to hell forever.

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  5. Motaung Kabelo says:

    By the way I’m 33yrs born again Single male who hold Grade 12 with different Courses.What Concerned me most is that the job I’m doing is not worth and it profitless hard larbour.I’m so stucked in these area:Financial,educational,Career,Marital,Physical,Spiritual.I speak I dont have friends my last hope on my Jesus my lord and protector,my shepard.

    • The Bible tells us it doesn’t matter how menial a job is, if we do it well God will see and be pleased. Things can change for the better in a day, or even an hour (or for the worse), so we are told not to worry. Worry is actually a sin and we are told to have faith. The Bible tells us everyone is given a portion of faith, but we can pray and ask for more.

      Regardless of the circumstances of our life, it is better to turn to God for deliverance through His Son Jesus, have faith in Him, and give him thanks and praise no matter what.

  6. kelebogile Tamukathe says:

    Motaung! Our God is always with you! His plans are to prosper us! Keep on seeking His Kingdom, and all you need shall follow you! God’s time is the best!

  7. Bon jour, Como ta le vu? Everything is being revealed now. How the enemy has tricked me. He stole my baby and cast a spell on her as early as 3) months. The baby is now 30) years old, left home at 16) and doesn’t like me.

  8. Jayane says:

    Thank you so much for the prayers It is Holy Spirit Led. And hope to make use of those prayers the Lord leading me to pray for those who are suffering. With respect, in Jeremiah 1:9-10. God placed His word in Jeremiah’s mouth to “pull down” And to “cast down” to “build and to plant”. (Nature abhors a vacumme) we need to fill the void if the spirits find the place empty they will come back in. I would be so grateful if you would consider this. May the Lord richly Bless you and your ministry.

    • Yes, that is true. As often is the case, this is reflected in the New Testament, in Matthew 12 (KJV).

      “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.”

  9. Cindy says:

    Thank you.

  10. Cris Calvillo says:

    Love this prayer

  11. Elisa Guerra says:

    The bible does Not say ” born again” you can be saved. God made us before he made the world. It is biblically incorrect to say ” born again.”
    Elisa Guerra

  12. Lodmela says:

    Thank you for this powerful prayer, it’s been very useful to me. I am new born Christian and I have been using this prayer every night.
    Thank you once again for posting this.
    Lodmela 🙏

    • Rachel-Leah says:

      In John 3:3-8 Jesus said that except a man be born again he will not see the kingdom of God. Jesus is the Truth and would never lie. Read these scriptures for yourself, our spirit is dead in trespasses and sins and must be born again. We must be born of the Spirit as well as a natural birth.

  13. Naomi says:

    Am Glady to come across this powerful prayer, thank you holy spirit

  14. Lucy says:

    Thank you for the prayers. I will also appreciate if you join me in prayers against confusion and scattering of my marriage. And for God’s protection on my Son and my husband, siblings and parents. Thank you.

  15. osward njobvu says:

    thank you for the prayer

  16. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for this. Amen

  17. Jayane says:

    Thank you so much for this prayer. Those words is so comforting knowing that the Lord hears and answers prayers. The prayer is inspiring. May the Lord richly bless you and please continue encouraging us with ypur prayers.

  18. Isabel says:

    I prayed all three prayers, I cried for the beautiness of my GOD & Our Lord Jesus Christ.!!! after reading I felt relaxed, will Pray them every night
    Thank you

  19. Jessica Sparks says:

    Thank you for putting thsee prayers out there for people. My husband and I have been having nightly attacks, the bed shaking, banging noises, black shadows and animalistic noises. I feel that if we do nightly prayers and ask God to surround us with his holy light that the attacks are less or don’t happen. So thanks again for giving people weapons to fight back against the devil…..
    Jessica Sparks

  20. Joyce says:

    Thank you. I have been hoping to have a praying group at my new Condo.
    I moved in 10.26.16. Around December. Many loud noise in the unit. Crazy things happened.
    I am now praying by myself. I also have asked Christian sisters n brothers to pray for my protection.

  21. Wanda gay says:

    May God bless you and thanks

  22. Marie says:

    Please I am very depressed
    pray for prace in my family I am the first born of mu dad every since his beeb sick my stepmother and sister change everything. Also pray for God to change my credit report. Amen

  23. Keisha says:

    This is really great and god bless

  24. Angel uche says:

    Pastor am so great full for this prayers it helps me a lots

  25. kgaugelo says:

    I am blessed& through this prayer things are changed upon my life


  26. Adesola says:

    I love this prayer and i know my prayers are answered after reading it.

  27. Cris Calvillo says:

    This prayer help’s me alot. To not b able to sleep. And have a better nite. I have no fear to UnHoly Spirt’s . Great in me then the one thats in the world.

  28. Jayane says:

    Thank you so much for these prayer they are Holy Spirit inspired. Sometes we do not know what to pray and how to pray and we ask the Holy Spirit for he helpeth our infirmity. WHAT A GOD WE SERVE PRAISE HIM ADORE HIM EXALT HIM GLORIFY HIM AND MAGNIFY HIM THANK YOU SO MUCH MY LORD YOU ARE GOD AND THERE IS NONE AS YOU. BR BLESSED FATHER. AMEN

  29. Racquel says:

    “Sometimes I add ‘my imagination’ or ‘my sexuality’ if I sense consecration is needed there. And because we have children, we consecrate our sons as well.” Thank you so much for writing these prayers. But I do not understand how you add these to the prayer. I am a tad confused. Can you please write how I would add this as well so I can see it? God Bless!

  30. Mario Braico says:

    Pray for my wife s angelina mind and my daughter s juliett my sons dan and chris and my daughter s in law amanda and all of relatives and true friends from all evil curses be broken over their lives marriage finances their house and children ,future?pray for my marriage reconcialetion ,also be reconciled with my daughter and reside in the same house forever in peace.

  31. Keisha says:

    Its powerful prayer

  32. Glory Hallelujah to God be the Lord.

  33. Thanks for the prayers we all need these prayers to pass on to others, I start my morning with a prayer and pray before I go to sleep.God is good all the time and all the time God is good, Amen, be blessed, stay ready in order not to get ready , keep God first always, wake-up thanking and praising the Lord, Jesus loves you.

  34. This is a warfare prayer. I well read this prayer often. God Bless

  35. Bene says:

    Wonderful prayers.

  36. Paul Rocha says:

    I have looked for a prayer like this and am glad I found it. My wife is involved in witchcraft and is determined to destroy me and everything around her.

  37. Doris says:

    Powerful. Jesus is Lord.

  38. Nik says:

    Amen! Thank you

  39. TUULIKI says:

    Praise be to God .. I just got delieverd of 16 demons , and now that I’m delivered they are attacking me, and inflicting pain on my feet and arms .. please put me in your prayers and I need more prayers like this and scriptures to give me confidence and faith in my Saviourand endurance and wait on my complete deliverance

    God bless us all

  40. Stephanie Arrington says:

    This prayer really is a blessing

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